Here's a different take on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment and Wage estimates page. I've downloaded all the data and ranked states (for every occupation with at least 100 workers).

You can use the drop-down menus to filter by state or by occupation.

Occupation Selected: Fabric and apparel patternmakers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 1,680 $53,190 1
California 2,220 $46,420 2
Massachusetts 110 $44,040 3
New Jersey 120 $43,130 4
North Carolina 730 $33,110 5
Pennsylvania 550 $32,380 6
Michigan 120 $32,330 7
Tennessee 280 $29,060 8
Georgia 220 $27,170 9
Mississippi 310 $27,030 10
South Carolina 170 $25,960 11
Alabama 160 $24,260 12
Illinois 150 $23,890 13
Virginia 190 $23,770 14
Texas 330 $23,300 15